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Subtle Glance Eye Replacements (Smaller Pupil & Iris!)

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 19th Jul 2009 at 2:40 AM - Updated 18th Jul 2009 at 8:11 PM by HystericalParoxysm
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Unbiggenated Eyes!

One of the things that bugged me most about TS3 eyes (and most of the replacement sets I've seen) is that the pupil and iris were unrealistically huge, which makes sims look as if they're tripping on mushrooms. While that's cool if you're into that sort of thing (duuuuude), it makes it really hard to make good celebrity sim likenesses, since the defaults are just way bigger than normal human eyes.

So I have unbiggenated them!

Due to the textures being somewhat lighter than the default, you may need to darken/desaturate your sims' eyes a little bit. This is on purpose - I found you couldn't do really bright, light eye colours very easily with the defaults, nor did you retain any detail going into darker shades. This way, you only lose the texture if you make your sims' eyes truly black, but there's still discernable variation at extremely dark brown and such.

Because of the unbiggenation, I have had to replace both the actual eye texture itself as well as the overlay. This means that these will -not- be compatible with any other textures that also replace the overlay. These are thus incompatible with my Custard faces. I've switched to Aikea Guinea's faces - or you can use my original face replacements that come with the body skin. Or any other face replacements that don't touch the overlays.

These may look a bit strange due to the smaller pupil and iris on certain eye shapes. I didn't find I had to adjust the eye shapes of any of my sims, but your mileage may vary.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download the file.

2. Extract from the RAR.

3. Install the Package File. Recommended is use of the Helper Monkey linked there.

4. Delete your cache files from My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\ - the four files with cache in the filename.

5. Play!

If you want to remove them, just delete the file from Mods\Packages and delete your cache files and they'll be gone.

Model Credits:

Models are my Lucas, Diana, Eric, Roxie, and Merit, plus TummyZa's Raymond and Princess Leia's Leah.

Thanks to:

Pinstruck for the base texture. I had permission previously from ages ago to edit)

Poconopixie, for the sclera texture and overlay texture. This usage is allowed in her TOU - link unavailable; there wasn't any website listed in her readme that came along with the textures.

Aikea Guinea, for the info on making eyes.

Peter Jones, for S3PE.

Cmomoney, for the name.
Eye Type: Default
Eye Style: Human Realistic

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Sims 3
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SubtleGlance-EyeReplacements.rar 835.8 KB 20,175 19th Jul 2009
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Test Subject
#2 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 3:11 AM
Very nice!! But as owner of a high resolution monitor (and bad eyesight) I say bring on the big eyes!
Field Researcher
#3 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 3:44 AM
Yay! I am so pleased these are uploaded now. I can stop hiding my sims now and get them uploaded without stealing the limelight :P

FYI - They look wonderful in game. I have been using these the last few days (Thanks HP :D) and its great to have 'normal' looking eyes on my sims - I dont let them touch the shrooms because it bugs me when they get stoned and drowned themselves in the neighbours pool...
Field Researcher
#4 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 4:02 AM
These are really gorgeous...and so much more realistic than the other options we've had up until now! I'm a little bummed that they don't work with your custard faces, but these might just be worth the sacrifice! Thanks so much for sharing them.
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Original Poster
#5 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 4:04 AM
Aikea's faces are so much better than mine, losing the Custard faces ain't a huge sacrifice. Srsly. Just use hers. They're made of win and frosting.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#6 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 4:20 AM
HystericalPeach, would you poop dinosaurs if I used this as a sort of straight-edge to line my eyes up to? I tried to make them smaller (but them the eyeball itself changed colour).
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#7 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 4:24 AM
Cutthroat_Dollie - The phrase "poop dinosaurs" makes me giggle like I'm eight. And you (and anyone else) is always totally welcome to use anything I've made for whatever the hell they want as long as I get a little mention and a link somewhere if you directly use any of my textures or meshes or whatever in the final version. If you just use 'em as a template, I don't care a bit. I think the issue you're probably having is with only changing the actual eye texture itself, but not the overlay - you have to scale the overlay texture to match the shape of your eyes. Aikea Guinea's got a great tutorial on it in the CASParts subsection of Create>TS3 here.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Field Researcher
#8 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 4:53 AM
I love these these are the first really natural looking eye defaults i'v seen
Test Subject
#9 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 6:05 AM
I like these a lot, I currently didn't really find any eyes I liked till now so thank you :]. I'm a little sad I can't use your custard faces anymore I really loved them but I'll try something new.
Test Subject
#10 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 6:18 AM
Thank you very much!!! These are very realistic!
Test Subject
#11 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 6:27 AM
oh my good, this is a brilliant deed. the TS3 eyes bugged me so much!
thanks thanks thanks
Field Researcher
#12 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 9:02 AM
Ahhh at last ^^ Lol Thank you !! I was waiting someone to do this
#13 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 10:58 AM
YES! I hated the big mushroom eyes! Thank you very much.

You never know what’s comin’ for ya.
Mad Poster
#14 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 11:01 AM
I hated this too, so glad you reduced the size of the pupils. Now I can make smaller eyelids and sizes. Thanks alot!

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Test Subject
#15 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 12:04 PM
Cool idea! A big big big big thanks to you for this download!
Forum Resident
#16 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 2:17 PM
Yay, HP. Thank you, sooooooo much. Finally, Sims who are not Zombies.
Test Subject
#17 Old 19th Jul 2009 at 10:36 PM
So do these just change the size, or do they also completely replace the eye textures?
Lab Assistant
#18 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 12:07 AM
I always picture them as this one.
Smaller pupil,
much more realistic! Thank you!
Lab Assistant
20th Jul 2009 at 4:54 AM Last edited by kanno : 20th Jul 2009 at 5:07 AM.
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Lab Assistant
#19 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 5:08 AM
oops I deleted my message.
I like the realistic effect. I'm trying this now.
Test Subject
#20 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 8:42 AM
*** Never mind...Googled it and think maybe found it The faces recommended weren't with Aikea's work here when checked the profile page.
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#21 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 1:23 PM
tonitakitty - Both.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
#22 Old 20th Jul 2009 at 10:11 PM
So it's the overlays that cause that issue! Gah, I wish I'd known that when I was making my defaults! Thanks for these, HP.
Lab Assistant
#23 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 7:42 PM
now i have a question. is there anyway that we and when i say we i really mean me is there any way to still use your lovely eyes and also BrightEyes Colorblend Texture Replacements by Miniie because i really love her textures around the pupils it just looks so awesome in-game. just a thought...

.: don't expect from me what you would from other people, it's just not possible :.
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#24 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 7:43 PM
MiMiN86 - Nope. They're both replacements. Gotta choose one or the other.

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#25 Old 21st Jul 2009 at 8:59 PM
Will this skin fit with your eyes, or not:
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